I hope you find a nugget or two of inspiration and instruction that you can use in your current career.
Posts Tagged: Advice
When I’m not saving the world as a federal government employee, I enjoy long distance running. My relatively short legs do not quite paint the picture of an elegant, gazelle-like runner, but I have laser-like determination, a “never quit” attitude, and perseverance for days. When I run, I am able to tune out many everydayRead… Read more »
Chances are in federal government: you will be on a team with individuals spanning all generations. And that can be frustrating for everyone.
While you should take all career advice with a grain of salt, here are four particularly deadly pieces that I’ve seen hang people up over and over.
After years of hiring freezes and budget cuts, we have been able to finally back-fill behind people who have retired years ago. And with work load increasing, and a decent budget, we are also able to hire some “entry level” positions to off-set our aging workforce. Often, our job openings are filled by others fromRead… Read more »
I recently had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite public servants, the Director of the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support at the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Sherry Middleton. With over 32 years of experience in public service through both government and nonprofit work, Sherry is a respected, influential, andRead… Read more »
You aren’t just checking in. You are checking in. That’s the lesson Ellen Petry Leanse, former Google and Apple exec, hoped to teach female professionals in her self-published article last week titled “Just” Say No. You might have read the article, since it did make a number of headlines (see this article, for instance) andRead… Read more »
How many times have you made a mistake at work only to find yourself blaming it in someone or something else? It probably happens more than you think. You arrive at work late so you blame it on traffic even though you know the route you take is bumper to bumper. You miss your project deadline becauseRead… Read more »
When speaking to a group last week, I was asked to share the best advice that I’ve received from mentors. Here is what I shared . . . Focus on asking the right question instead of having the right answer. A mentor told me this very early on in my career and it has stuckRead… Read more »
Top 10 pieces of advice for high school/college graduates.